QUICK SOUTH AMERICA FACTS
The biggest country in South America is Brazil, with a population of 201 million.
The second longest river in the world is The Amazon river. It contains more water than any other river in the world and is home to the Amazon River Dolphin and a number of varietys of piranhas.
Brazil has been the highest producing country for coffee for over 150 years.
The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest. It’s home to more than 30 million people. It is known as ‘the lungs of the Earth’ because it produces so much oxygen.
English, Spanish and Portuguese are the most common languages in South America.
Some of these indigenous tribes have been discovered in the past years, deep into the
Amazon rainforest, which have had little or no contact at all with modern civilization.
The Atamaca Desert is considered to be the driest place on Earth.
You can find the tallest waterfall in the world, the Angel falls in Venezuela, which is 979 meters high!
Chile is home to the world’s second-largest swimming pool, Crystal Lagoon, equivalent to 64 Olympic swimming pools.
Bolivia is home to the world’s largest salt flat — Salar de Uyuni which has an area of over 10,500 square kilometers.
Located in southern Peru, Machu Picchu is one of the most famous site and is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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Popular Destinations in South America
Argentina: Argentina is famous for its love of Tango, culture, and soccer. The nation gives visitors a distinctive experience with its breathtaking natural scenery in Patagonia and lively city life in Buenos Aires. Argentina is well known for its top-notch wine, exquisite food, and historic sites. In the same week, you can experience cutting-edge cuisine in Buenos Aires, undiscovered hiking trails in Patagonia, and a drink at “the end of the world.”
Brazil: Brazil is well-known for many things, like the Amazon jungle (along with all the fish-eating piranhas!), Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the vibrant and festive Carnival, and of course its stunning coasts and beaches. Brazil is known for its vibrant carnival, large expanses of white sand beaches, and one of the world’s most well-known football centres.
Chile: Chile is popular with tourists due to its distinctive scenery and rich culture. The Atacama Desert, the driest in the world, is located in the country’s north. Santiago, Chile’s capital, is also well-known for its vineyards. Chile has a vibrant and diverse beer culture in addition to being recognised for its delicious red wines. Torres del Paine National Park is undoubtedly Chile’s most popular tourist destination because of its legendary trekking opportunities, massive glaciers, serene lakes, and recognisable rock formations.
Colombia: While some people might think of cocaine as soon as Colombia in mentioned…. fortunately there is a lot more to Colombia than the white stuff. Exceptionally exquisite emeralds, exotic delicacies, and delicious Arabica coffee are among Colombia’s most well-known exports. The UNESCO-listed Cartagena and its ancient surrounds, the island departments of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina, as well as Santa Marta and its surroundings, are just a few of Colombia’s top tourist destinations.
Peru: Among the many adrenaline-pumping activities available in Peru are buggy riding, sandboarding through desert dunes, and even surfing magnificent waves. The well-known Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru’s most popular tourist destination after the Andean region. This striking mountain range cuts the nation in half, from north to south. The Cordillera Occidental and the Cordillera Oriental are two parallel ranges.
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South America is made up of approx 12 different countries; Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname.